This is just so sad.
Last week sisters Annie Korkki, 37, and Robin Korkki, 42, were both found dead in their hotel room while on vacation in Africa.
The women were found unresponsive around noon on Thursday, September 22 in their lavish villa at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa in Seychelles, an island off the coast of East Africa.
Officials say they were then “certified dead by a doctor.”
Authorities report the Minnesota natives had been drinking heavily the day before. Police spokesman Jean Toussaint told The Seychelles Nation:
“What the police can say about the investigation so far is that the two sisters were consuming alcohol throughout the day, and the last time they were seen drinking alcohol was at around quarter to seven and they were helped to their bedroom by hotel personnel at around 8.15 pm.”
Mr. Toussaint said Annie and Robin were discovered after the butler assigned to their villa noticed their sliding door was still locked at 8:45 a.m. the next day, and he didn’t see any movement inside.
He told his supervisor, who ultimately alerted police.
While the investigation around their sudden passing is ongoing, authorities don’t suspect foul play, saying:
“From the observation done by our police officers, there was no disturbance in the room and the two sisters were found unresponsive on the same bed.”
Jean also expressed that preliminary exams show no signs of violence or aggression on the siblings’ bodies. But, investigators did take some medication from the room while they continue to look into the case.
Their brother, Chris Korkki, told Minnesota’s StarTribune that his family is desperate for answers:
“At this point, the only details we know are the articles flying around online. My mom has been talking with people from the U.S. Embassy. I don’t think they’ve provided her with any information.”
He also told KMSP:
“The family is in shock. Everyone is trying to understand and come to terms with what happened. We’re devastated and saddened and just looking for answers.”
The family has set up a crowdfunding page to raise money to bring Annie and Robin home, so they can be laid to rest.
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